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Main Line Health nurse receives Nightingale Award

Main Line Health October 30, 2015 News Releases

Main Line Health represented by six Nightingale finalists

At the 26th annual Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania, held on October 23, 2015, one of Main Line Health’s six finalists was named a winner in her respective category. Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice Nurse, Kathleen Pardini, received the Community Nurse RN Nightingale Award.

Main Line Health’s other finalists were:

  • Mary Beth Hoban, HomeCare & Hospice – Nursing Educator, Staff category
  • Meghann Horst, Paoli Hospital – Clinical Practice RN category
  • Jan Nash, Paoli Hospital – Nursing Administration, Executive/CNO category
  • Laurie Watson, Lankenau Medical Center – Community Nursing category
  • Ellen Weaver, Paoli Hospital – Clinical Practice RN category

“As nurses, we understand the need to balance the art and science of our profession—using evidence-based practice to provide high quality, safe patient care while ensuring that we compassionately tend to the emotional needs of our patients and their families,” says Barbara Wadsworth, Main Line Health Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, who also served as the President of the 2015 Board of Trustees for the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. “Main Line Health’s winners and nominees each have a story that tells us about their remarkable accomplishments and the positive impact they have had in the lives of their patients and their family members, and I couldn’t more proud of their achievements.”

This year, over 100 nominations were received from across the Commonwealth. From this impressive pool of nurses, 28 finalists were selected. In addition to the award nominations, NAP received 36 scholarship applications and awarded four, totaling $7,000. Main Line Health’s Director of Nursing Education and Competency, Rita Linus, was is a recipient of a 2015 Nightingale Awards Scholarship for her devotion care, compassion, community service, and academic achievement. Linus is pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at West Chester University.

The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a philanthropic organization whose purpose is to create, cultivate and support environments where professional nursing achievements are valued.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.